The Young Women's leadership Academy Foundation is hosting Odyssey 2012: Engineering a Dream on noon Wednesday, April 18th at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Special guests include the first women space shuttle pilot and commander Colonel Eileen Collins and National Public Radio's Michele Norris. Odyssey 2012 is an award luncheon for the Supernova Award honoring local women professionals in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Outstanding students from the... Topics: Youn Women's Leadership Academy Foundation, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Odyssey 2012,...
The month of October is very busy for the staff at the Chattanooga Market beginning with the 40th Annual Fall Hodge Podge on Signal Mountain. Hodge Podge is Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th. On Sunday the 7th the Chattanooga Market will celebrate diversity in the Scenic City with Culture Fest. Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th is Oktoberfest featuring a large variety of beers, bands and a chance to publicly perform the chicken dance. On Sunday the 21st Chattanooga Cares will be... Topics: Chattanooga Market, Culturefest, Oktoberfest, Cut Up For Life, Haunted Market
The Fremont Civics Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Savannah Georgia with a mission to educate and inform young people about the system of American Government. Knowledge and participation in the process is Foundation president Aleq Boyle's goal for the future of Americans. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: civics, American Government, citizenship, Fremont Civics Foundation
The University of Tennessee Extension Office is offering certification classes for Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods. This 6 hour course covers topics related to landscaping and maintenance for sustainable environmentally friendly and healthy lawns. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: UT Extension, Tennessee yards, WUTC
The Creative Discovery Museum is all a buzz about honey bees with the newest permanent exhibit Buzz Alley. The hallway leading to Lookout Tower has been transformed with life-size honeycomb and honeybee hives. Children can dress as beekeepers and work their own hive, become a worker bee and forage for pollen, or dress as the queen bee and crawl into a hive as they learn about the honey bee. This exhibit enhances the observation hive and live honey bees hives that can be seen on the roof of the... Topics: Creative Discovery Museum, Buzz Alley, honeybee, hive
As the heat wave continues to keep Tennesseans seeking shade, the state has seen more than 20 death related to heat illness. Knowing the impact of excessive heat on the human body and how to spot the signs of danger could save your life. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: heat illness, heat stroke, heat rash, heat related death, prevention
Barley Mob Brewers is a home brew association in Chattanooga that encourages beer enthusiasts to learn how to brew their own beer. Beginner classes start April 1st at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Barley Mob Brewers, Chattanooga, homebrew, beer, WUTC
In celebration of Women's History Month, the American Diversity Report and Women's Council on Diversity are sponsoring a storytelling event and celebration of contributions women have made. This is a celebration of diverse cultures as well with story tellers sharing personal pieces from a variety of cultures. The event will be held on March 27th 2011 at Chattanooga State College. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: women, diversity, storytelling, W.O.W., American Diversity Report, Women's Council on Diversity
Mirabai Bellydance is hosting the third annual Fringe Benefit: Empowering Women Through Dance on November 5th. The event will present a variety of belly dance styles and the musical group Digital Butter. Proceeds will benefit the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in support of the Family Violence Center and Rape Crisis Hotline. The Fringe Benefit will begin at 8:00 pm at the performance hall in the Mosaic Art at 412 Market Street, downtown Chattanooga. Tickets are available at the... Topics: Mirabai Belly Dance, Fringe Benefit, Digital Butter, Partnership for Families Children and Adults
The Social Work Program department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is teaming with CHANGER to host Rethinking Soup, a community meal and discussion open to everyone. Drawing from the success of Jane Addams and Hull House, the local version of Rethinking Soup will focus on topics of interest to improve human rights in the Chattanooga region. Topics: Rethinking Soup, Chattanooga
Wacker Polysilicon of North America broke ground on their new facility in Charleston Tennessee in April 2011. This chemical plant will be open in 2013 and will be producing hyperpure silicon for use in the photovoltaic industry such as solar cells for power production. The chemical production process at Wacker Polysilicon requires trained specialists in the chemical industry. Wacker has teamed with Chattanooga State Community College to help prepare the workforce for the plant opening. Around... Topics: Chattanooga State Community College, Wacker Polysilicon of North America, chemical manufacturing...
The Wilderness Trail Running Association is changing their name, and with this comes a change in the mission of the this 501(c ) 3 organization. For several years now this group has been hosting wilderness trail races and running the Rock/Creek Trail Race Series. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Wild Trails, Rock/Creek Trail Race Series, The Boonies, wilderness trails, Chattanooga
William Mathes found the perfect job to compliment his love of reading. He became a book editor and works with authors to help them put the final polish on their work. In a cluttered landscape with increasing competition for attention, agents and publishers are looking for something special, something that stands above the crowd. A good editor can help an author put that into their work. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: editor, publish, book agent, writer
The Oil Pollution Act is a federal law that determines responsibility and liability in the event of an oil spill disaster. Dr. John Tucker, professor of environmental law at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga discusses the impact of this law on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Oil Pollution Act, oil spill liability, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and the Hamilton County Health Department is providing information on the ABC's of infant sleeping. Babies should sleep Alone on their Back in a Crib. For infants from birth to one year old, the crib should not have blankets, toys, bumper pads, or bottles. Instead of blankets the infant should be dressed warmly and laid directly on the back with a pacifier. Infants should never sleep with their parents in their parent's bed. Around and About is a... Topics: Infant mortality, Hamilton County Health Department, Safe Sleep ABC
Tour de Cure is Saturday may 19th all across America. It is a bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. A team of energetic young bicycle riders have been training for Tour de Cure to join the thousands of people across the country in support of diabetes research. The Red Riders are people with diabetes riding in Tour de Cure. Several of the young teens riding in the Chattanooga Tour have been training for months. Around and About is a production of WUTC... Topics: American Diabetes Association, Tour de Cure, Red Riders, diabetes
Charleston Tennessee is the home of the International Cow Pea Festival and Cook-off beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 15th in Charleston Park. At one point Charleston TN was the Cow Pea capitol of the USA, harvesting black-eyed peas, field peas, crowder peas, southern peas, silver and purple hull peas and cream peas. The harvest festival includes storytelling, music, professional and amateur cooking competitions, and a pageant to crown the Princess and the Cow Pea. There is also an... Topics: International Cow Pea Festival, black-eyes peas, Charleston Tennessee, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of...
With groundhog day fast approaching the Tennessee Aquarium has put together their own weather forecasting team. Weather folklore and anecdotes abound using changes in animal behavior to announce coming storms or changing seasons. Several of the animals at the Tennessee Aquarium are connected to weather folklore. Chattanooga Chuck is the Scenic City's star on groundhog day and this year he has the weather forecasting talents of Brooke Trout, Larry lobster, Terry Treefrog, Sandie Shark, and Harry... Topics: Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Chuck, weather folklore, Groundhog Day
The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the second annual Kid Fitness Safari at Hamilton Place Mall Saturday, June 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm. Activities are designed for pre-school and elementary school age children. Sign in at Kid Safari Headquarters and follow the map to stations that will provide opportunities to learn about nutrition and increase physical activity. Some of the action stations take their cue from nature as children mimic movements of the animals on their safari.... Topics: Kid Fitness Safari, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, fitness, children
National Doctor Appreciation Day is March 30th. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact your physician has on your daily life in terms of health, well-being and quality of life. The Medical Society of Chattanooga celebrates Doctor's Day with a special appreciation reception honoring certain physicians in the regions. The honorees are selected from a collection of letters from patients nominating their doctors through heartwarming stories of personal experience. Around and... Topics: Doctor's Day, Medical Society of Chattanooga, physician appreciation
Beginning February 4th, Tennessee Wild will be hosting a film series in Chattanooga Tennessee. Each of the four films in this series features the wilderness and was selected by outdoor and wilderness enthusiasts. The films will be shows at Green Spaces at 63 East Main Street in Chattanooga. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Tennessee Wild, film series, wilderness films, Jeremiah Johnson
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga welcomes William Kamkwamba to the campus as part of the First Year Reading Experience, FYRE. The book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind tells Kamkwamba's personal story of perseverance and success as he overcame the superstitions of his small village in Africa to learn the mysteries of science and build a windmill to bring electricity to his home. Kamkwamba will be visiting the campus of UTC as part of the FYRE program on August 30, 2011. Around and About... Topics: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba, windmill, shared reading, FYRE
"Tell Me About Orchard Hollow" is the second book in the Smoky Mountain Series written by Dr. Lin Stepp. The books are set in contemporary rural areas of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Dr. Lin Stepp will be in Chattanooga June 26th for to meet readers and sign books. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Dr. Lin Stepp, Smoky Mountain Series, romance books
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education ,SCORE, is hosting a series of discussions across the state of Tennessee seeking feedback on the new teacher evaluation system. SCORE invites educators, administrators, parents and business leaders to attend the sessions and provide feedback on the successes and challenges with the new evaluation process. The organization will provide a report in June with the results of the feedback discussions and other data gathering instruments. The goal is to... Topics: SCORE, teacher evaluation, education reform, Tennessee
The Chattanooga Market will be celebrating the Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The focus is on fresh local produce with the apple harvest and early fall vegetables coming to the market. This season begins the 10 anniversary of the Chattanooga Market. Admission is free on Sunday 11 - 4 at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Chattanooga Market, produce, Harvest Festival
The 5 year strategic plan for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is nearing its mid point and many of the goals have been accomplished. The four main directives of the strategic plan include teaching and learning, education and research, diversity, and enabling partnerships. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, UTC, Strategic Plan
Interview with Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner about the new campaign at the City of Chattanooga's Education, Arts and Culture Department. The Most Dangerous Time of the Day encourages volunteers to get involved with after school programs. This program aired on Around and About at WUTC on January 11, 2010. Topics: youth, after school programs, education
The summer exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum starts May 29th and will offer a unique experience for the entire family. The exhibit is called Grossology, The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Grossology, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, WUTC
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the Ultimate Summer Camp in June. This summer camp will focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects and give middle school students a chance to go behind the scenes in many technology fields. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Urban League, STEM, WUTC, Chattanooga
The Jewish Cultural Center presents two evenings with two literary women on Chattanooga. Monday December 5th will feature Ruth Holmberg, publisher emeritus of The Chattanooga Times in an evening event Ruth and Chocolate. The Jewish Federation's Communication Director Rachel Schulson will interview Ruth Holmberg about her life in publishing and her personal favorites. On Thursday December 8th Alison Lebovitz will read from her book Am I There Yet? This event will provide an opportunity to meet... Topics: Jewish Cultural Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, Ruth Holmberg, Alison Lebovitz,...
The Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation is accepting nominations for the Supernova Award scheduled to be awarded in the spring of 2012. This award recognizes the achievements of women in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation was instrumental in the formation of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Tennessee's first single gender charter school and the first public charter school in Hamilton County. Nominations... Topics: Supernova Award, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation,...
Hatch's House of Hope has added a new program to help families deal with pediatric cancer. Problem Solving Skills Training provides parents with some fundamental decision skills to reduce the stress and empower the individual to use their own strengths and resources. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: PSST, Hatch's House of Hope, Austin Hatcher Fondation, WUTC
June 5th is National Trails Day and the Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation will be leading a group of local residents on a first glimpse hike on some of the trails being developed at the Enterprise South Nature Park. The park is scheduled to open October 2010. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: National Trails Day, Enterprise South Nature Park, Chattanooga
Young Monster and Leo Handmade Gallery are moving in to a new space at 22 Frazier Avenue on the North Shore. Young Monster creates screen print art and fashion and Leo Handmade features artists in the gallery as well as hand made art. Both companies will be sharing the new space with the grand opening slated for April 2, 2010. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Young Monster, Leo Handmade, art, WUTC, Chattanooga
The annual Cast Iron Cookoff at the Chattanooga Market is Sunday, September 25. Local chefs will compete in the cook off with celebrity chef Alton Brown performing as Master of Ceremonies. The contestants are given the main ingredient and have to shop at the Chattanooga Market for everything they will need to complete the meal. The Tennessee Aquarium's Protect and Serve program is the focus for this event spreading awareness of sustainable seafood options. Around and About is a production of... Topics: Cast Iron Cookoff, Alton Brown, Chattanooga Market, sustainable seafood, Tennessee Aquarium
Jonathan Lehman will go to great lengths to spread the word about pediatric asthma and the importance of air quality. In fact he went all the way to the top of Mount McKinley in Alaska to encourage people in Chattanooga to improve air quality. Now that the climb is successfully behind him, Lehman begins the process of educating people. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Mount McKinley, pediatric asthma, Chattanooga, air quality
The Austin Hatcher Foundation helps families navigate the changes they face once their child is diagnosed with child cancer. The foundation offers services to the entire family to help adjust to the challenges they will face. CELLARbration is a fundraiser to support the efforts of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Around and About is a production of WUTC Chattanooga. Topics: Austin Hatcher Foundation, WUTC, Hatch's House of Hope
The Chattanooga Sail and Power Squadron is offering safe boat inspections for National Safe Boating Week May 22 - 28. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: US Power Squadrons, Chattanooga, WUTC, Safe Boating Week
The Tennessee Aquarium Keeper Kids program provides enrichment activities that take children behind the scenes to learn how to care for some of the animals at the aquarium. The National Wildlife Federation is working with the Tennessee Aquarium to promote awareness and programming that will connect kids with nature. The Keeper Kids activities are provided at no additional charge with the price of admission. Children and their parents can sign up for activities when they visit the Tennessee... Topics: Tennessee Aquarium, Keeper Kids, National Wildlife Federation
The River City Company's Urban Design Challenge will be unveiling the first of six potential projects to update portions of downtown. Each team was directed to a specific site in Chattanooga and challenged to create a new design for the space. The first team will be unveiling their plans for the 700 block of Market Street this Thursday, September 1st at 5:30 pm in the Chattanoogan. The event is free and open to the public. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Urban Design Challenge, River City Company, Chattanooga, architect, urban planning
The Rock/Creek Trail Racing Series presents the Greenway 5 Mile Trail Race on August 7th, 2010. This is the fourth year for this trail race that is very popular with beginner wilderness trail runners. The race begins at 9:00 am at Greenway Farms in Hixson Tennessee. Proceeds from this race will benefit Wild Trails. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Greenway Trail Race, Rock/Creek Trail Race Series, Wild Trails
The Urban League is celebrating 100 years of service and beginning a new campaign called I Am empowered. The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is participating in the national I Am Empowered Campaign. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Urban League, Chattanooga, WUTC
The 20th American Trails Symposium will be held in Chattanooga Tennessee November 14th through the 17th. Partnerships, collaborations and volunteerism are integral parts of establishing sustainable trail systems. This is part 2 of an interview that aired on Around and About, a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: American Trails, Chattanooga, recreational trails
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is hosting a Healthcare and Benefits Information Fair for veterans on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in Chattanooga. This event is free and open to all veterans and their families. There will be representatives from local and regional agencies and organizations with information on veteran benefits and employment opportunities. Around and About it a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: veteran benefits, education, employment opportunitites, information fair
The City of Chattanooga established an Office of Sustainability to oversee the Green Initiative, administer the Climate Action Plan, and continue work that has helped make Chattanooga a leader in urban innovation. David Crockett is the Director of the department and is taking concepts from his professional experience to develop the decision process for this emerging department. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: sustainability, green intiative, Chattanooga, TQM, David Crockett
The is part 2 of the Reel Rock Film Tour segment that aired on WUTC in Chattanooga. Around and About is a production of WUTC in Chattanooga. Topics: Reel Rock Film Tour, bouldering, Tennessee Bouldering Authority, American Heart Association,...
The National Day of Listening is the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year it is November 25th and National Public Radio's Story Corps is inviting everyone to take a moment during their busy day and thank a teacher. People are encouraged to contact a favorite teacher and record an interview. If you are unable to interview a teacher that influenced your life, you can still participate in National Day of Listening by posting a memory to facebook (@storycorps) or twitter (@storycorps,... Topics: Story Corps, National Day of Listening, thank a teacher, interview
The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally will be stopping in Chattanooga on September 28th. The exact destination is a mystery and it will be up to the rally teams to solve the clues to bring them here. The reason Chattanooga was chosen as a destination is because we have something in our city that cannot be found any place else on Earth. If you can keep a secret we will let you know. The destination is the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. The rally is more than... Topics: Fireball Run Adventurally, road rally, Towing and Recovery Museum, Race to Find America's Missing...